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  Photo by Nikki Buchanan    We’ve all noticed the increase in pop-ups and ghost kitchens since COVID-19 put a kink in day-to-day restaurant operations, but here’s a trend that seems to be thriving within the confines of the new normal: the commissary kitchen, cloud kitchen, virtual kitchen, shared-use commercial kitchen… there are a half dozen names for basically the same thing. Shared-use kitchens aren’t a new phenomenon, of course. Caterers and other small food...

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These restaurants-within-restaurants are tailor-made for takeout and delivery – only. And they’re popping up all around the Valley. NOBANA Healthy pan-Asian cuisine is the focus of Wildflower’s ghost concept, which operates out of its North Scottsdale location. Think noodle and broth bowls, wraps and salads. eatnobana.com Ghost Street Asian Taqueria Fusion cuisine reigns supreme at this “virtual restaurant” based out of Ling & Louie’s in Scottsdale. Look for taquito dumplings, Asian nachos and carne asada...

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Photo by Nikki Buchanan    As the pandemic drags on, resourceful chefs and restaurateurs are opening ghost kitchens (delivery-only restaurants) at a clip this year, and Food Network star Guy Fieri, host of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, is right there riding the trend. In recent months, the spiky-haired, red Camaro-driving reality TV icon has launched Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Kitchen in 26 states, opening three virtual operations within Bucca di Beppo restaurants here in metro Phoenix...

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Preparing a Passover seder (festive holiday meal that includes a retelling of the Jewish people’s exodus from slavery to freedom) can be an overwhelming task. While recounting the story, participants taste certain foods that symbolize parts of the journey. For example, matzah represents the bread that the Israelites ate while fleeing slavery. All that to say, there are a lot of moving parts and different foods to prepare. Most grocery stores carry the basics, but if you’re...

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Wildflower The beloved local bakery chain offers comforting carbs, including pies ($17-$20), rolls ($4.75-$5.75/half-dozen), specialty breads ($6-$13) and stuffing loaves (starting at $12.99). wildflowerbread.com Southern Rail & Beckett’s Table Let chef Justin Beckett take care of the sides (bacon-cheddar biscuit stuffing!) and pie (fig-pecan!). New this year: six-packs of wine. Inquire for pricing. southernrailaz.com; beckettstable.com Miracle Mile Deli Pies ($16) and sides ($4-$15) are the order of the day at this family-owned delicatessen. We love...

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Don’t have the patience to cook Thanksgiving dinner? Worry not! Here are four places to get your Turkey Day fix without all the hassle. Rock Springs Cafe For the first time in its century-old history, Rock Springs will be delivering pies to Phoenix and Prescott during the holiday season. Serve up a sweet treat with a side of good karma – a portion of proceeds will benefit the Black Canyon and Prescott Fire Departments. Bulk...

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Postino Food for the Crew takeout platters serve four to six ($22-$40). Our favorites: antipasti, panini and chicken and petite filet skewers with Sicilian garlic yogurt. postinowinecafe.com Phoenix City Grille Save on macaroni and cheese ($22) or splurge on 16th Street beef short rib with mashed potatoes, broccolini and red wine reduction ($55). Both serve four. phoenixcitygrille.com Chompie’s Indulge in brunch for four ($59.99) or eight ($109), with options including scrambled eggs, bacon, ham steak,...

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In this (short-lived, we hope) series, the PHOENIX magazine editorial and art teams share what quarantine is like for them, from who they’re sheltering in place with to where they’re ordering takeout.  What has been your quarantine takeout of choice?   Craig Outhier – Editor-in-Chief  There are two places in my ’hood that I’ve made a point to patronize as much as possible, because life (and, possibly, my property values) would be poorer without them: Luci’s at the Orchard, which was...

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Utilizing delivery and curbside service options is an important way you can help keep the local restaurant industry afloat. More selfishly, it’s also a good opportunity to finally try out that bucket-list, James Beard Award-nominated bistro or steakhouse, via reduced-rate special menus. Binkley’s Kevin Binkley’s acclaimed, one-seating-a-night, 20-plus-dish prix fixe tasting menu ($200/person) has been remolded into Binkley’s At Home, a $65 to-go sampler of the chef’s small-plate masterpieces. Half-off wine bottles and cocktails also...

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Easter is Sunday, April 12 and although your celebrations might include Zoom chats and FaceTime get-togethers instead of Easter egg hunts and a hearty brunch at your favorite local haunt, many restaurants are providing a sense of normalcy with traditional meals to go. From down-home to upscale, here are a few takeout specials to enjoy this Easter. Chompie’s The beloved deli is offering Easter and Passover family feasts, which can be delivered to your doorstep...

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